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Date Time League Season
29 August 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

St Patrick’s Athletic take further hold on European places

St. Patrick’s Athletic edged out Bohemians 3-1 in Dalymount to continue their good form, with goals from Barry Cotter, Chris Forrester, and Adam O'Reilly in the Dublin derby this evening.

It was the perfect start for the Saints who took the lead after eight minutes when Barry Cotter played a one-two with Chris Forrester on the halfway line before dazzling his way past four Bohs players, then having a strike at the edge of the box that deflected and went into the corner, wrong-footing Jon McCracken.

The Saints had started the brighter with Serge Atakayi also looking dangerous in the opening exchanges. Bohs struggled to create anything clear-cut, with the Saints backline finding themselves constantly.

It was John O’Sullivan who was proving to be most effective for the hosts in the first half and he nearly set up Ethon Varian inside the six-yard, but Sam Curtis was on the cover to clear brilliantly.

The Saints doubled their advantage right on the stroke of half-time when a very sloppy Josh Kerr pass was pounced upon by Serge Atakayi, before he found Chris Forrester who reversed a shot into the far corner, much to the jubilance of the Saint’s faithful.

Bohs started the second half better and halved the deficit when Rory Feely got on the end of an Ali Coote corner on 61 minutes. Bohs huffed and puffed in spells, but their shots were constantly charged down or blocked by the Pat’s backline who worked ever so hard.

It was the Saints who killed the game off in the 89th minute when they broke from a corner and Adam O’Reilly was on hand to stick it past McCracken and make it three.

The full-time whistle was met with large boos from large sections of the Boh’s supporters, but there is no time to dwell as they host rivals Shamrock Rovers in another Dublin derby on Friday evening

For the Inchicore outfit, it is a home fixture on Friday when they host struggling Finn Harps at Richmond Park as they look to hunt down that final European spot.

  • 94'

    full-time 3-1 St. Pat's.

  • 90'

    Four minutes of additional time.

  • 89'

    Billy King replaces Atakayi who was on the wrong end of a crunch tackle in the lead up to the goal.

  • 88'

    3-1 to the Saints and that is that as Adam O'Reilly finishes off a sweet counter attack.

  • 84'

    Tunde Owolabi replaces Eoin Doyle for St. Pat's.

  • 80'

    Serge Atakayi squanders a massive chance to finish off Bohs. Breslin does well to intercept Burt before unleashing Atakayi who cuts inside and shoots but McCracken clears with his feet. Doyle does great to clear a shot from a corner that looked to be creeping in.

  • 77'

    Breslin is booked for a foul on Burt.

  • 76'

    A fourth change for Bohs as Jamie Mullins replaces Kris Twardek.

  • 75'

    Coote again has an effort that is well blocked. He has been a live wire since coming off the bench. Pat's look to knock the ball about before Curtis and Doyle have a mix up in communication and lose it. Bohs struggling to create anything clear cut at the minute.

  • 70'

    A sloppy Rory Feely pass lands at Doyle who finds Atakayi who cuts it back to Breslin but the fullback blazes over. Brockbank and O'Reilly both do well to get in the way of Boh's efforts. Coote has an effort that is again deflected out for a corner. The corner is wasted and Doyle clears.

  • 65'

    Dalymount has found its voice again since the goal. Pat's seemed to have weathered the storm a bit and retained possession in the last few minutes in the Bohs half.

  • 62'

    Brockbank is booked for the Saints.

  • 61'

    Bohs pull one back and it is Rory Feely who heads home from an Ali Coote corner.

  • 55'

    O'Sullivan tries an effort but again, the shot is blocked. Rogers gathers very well from a Bohs corner. The hosts seem to be targeting Brockbank and Breslin in these opening few minutes of the second half. After a mix up between the officials, a corner for the Saints delivered by Forrester nearly drops to Lennon inside the six-yard box, but Bohs clear.

  • 50'

    Cotter does well to intercept a sloppy Wilson pass, before breaking down the right however he can't find Doyle inside the box. A corner for Bohs comes to nothing.

  • 46'

    Bohs get us restarted.

  • 45'

    Half-time 2-0 St. Pat's.

  • 45'

    2-0 to the Saints right on half time. Josh Kerr messes up a pass at the back, falling straight at the feet of Atakayi who cuts inside and finds Forrester who is on the overlap, the midfielder takes a touch to steady himself before cutting the ball across the goal and into the far corner.

  • 45'

    There is a round of applause in the 41st minute. Eoin Doyle finds Atakayi inside the penalty area but the striker drags his shot wide. Atakayi nearly finds himself through on goal moments latter following a strong Cotter header over the top but Kelly does well to make a last ditch tackle. Burt has another effort that is safely deflected into the arms of Rogers.

  • 40'

    Cotter goes down and requires assistance. He is able to continue and the game restarts. McManus tries a wild effort from 35-yards out that goes well over the bar.

  • 35'

    Moments before getting booked, Lennon nearly finds Doyle with a lovely through ball however it is just overhit. Pat's are just looking to knock it about and try unleash Atakayi over the top.

  • 33'

    The first yellow of the game goes to Pat's as Jamie Lennon is booked for a foul on Kelly.

  • 30'

    O'Sullivan finds McManus inside the six yard box but Curtis does brilliant on the cover to clear. O'Sullivan is the man who is trying to make things happen for Bohs. McManus again does well to knock a header down to Burt inside the penalty area but O'Reilly is there now to clear for the Saints. McManus is warned for a foul on Pat's keeper Danny Rogers.

  • 25'

    McManus does well to find Burt with a flick on but the Scottish player's effort is again blocked. O'Sullivan is next to try his luck but his half volley goes wide from 30-yards out. Much better from the hosts, however the Saints look dangerous on the break and with a bit more preciseness with their passing, they could find themselves in more goal scoring opportunities.

  • 20'

    Eoin Doyle nearly finds himself on the end of a ball over the top but McCracken races out to collect. McDaid again finds himself in a good position coming in off the left but Brockbank does well to step in and clear before McManus can pull the trigger. Better from the hosts.

  • 15'

    A nice spell of possession for the visitors comes to nothing. The hosts are struggling to create anything in the final third with the Saints defenders on top. Bohs need to get a grasp of this game.

  • 10'

    A great start from the visitors in the opening ten. Before the goal, Atakayi looked to find Forrester with a nice cute pass but it was a touch overhit. Eoin Doyle had an effort moments later that went safely wide. McDaid found himself in a nice position for Bohs yet couldn't get a strike away as Redmond was there to get in the way of it.

  • 9'

    1-0 to the Saints. Barry Cotter with an amazing solo effort that saw him dribble past four Bohs players before having his shot deflected and wrong footing McCracken into the back of the net.

  • 5'

    A lovely evening for a game. An early corner for the Saints is cleared. A Twardek delivery from the right hand side can't be steered goalwards towards by Burt for Bohs. Both sides looking to find their passing rhythm early on.

  • 1'

    A defensive change for the Saint's from their last outing as Brockbank switches from right back to the left of a back three, partnered by Redmond in the centre and Sam Curtis on the right hand side.

  • 1'

    The visitors get us underway.

Bohemians

40Jon McCracken Goalkeeper
2Josh Kerr 6 Defender
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
4Rory Feely Defender 61'
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
7Declan McDaid 8 Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder
17John O’Sullivan 22 Midfielder
18Ethon Varian Forward
23Kris Twardek 22 Midfielder
28James McManus Midfielder
1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
8Ali Coote 7 Midfielder 90'
14Conor Levingston Midfielder
19Ryan Burke Defender
6Jordan Doherty 2 Midfielder
22James Clarke 17 Midfielder
22Jamie Mullins 23 Midfielder
24Max Murphy Midfielder
27Cian Byrne Defender

St. Pat's Ath

21Danny Rogers Goalkeeper
2Barry Cotter Defender 9'
4Joe Redmond Defender
12Harry Brockbank Defender 62'
22Sam Curtis Defender
19Anto Breslin Defender 78'
6Jamie Lennon Midfielder 33'
7Serge Atakayi 15 Forward
8Chris Forrester Midfielder 45'
16Adam O’Reilly Midfielder 88'
9Eoin Doyle 45 Forward
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
11Jason McClelland Forward
15Billy King 7 Forward
18Ben McCormack Midfielder
10Ronan Coughlan Forward
25Thijs Timmermans Midfielder
29Paddy Barrett Defender
45Babatunde Owolabi 9 Forward
24Ben Curtis Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 17)
3 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemian FC

(Round 3)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Final)
1 - 1
FAI Cup
Aviva Stadium

Bohemians v St. Pat's Ath.

(Series 30)
2 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemian FC

(Series 19)
3 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 12)
2 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemian FC

(Series 3)
0 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 18)
1 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemian FC

(Series 9)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic

Officials

RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
Paul McLaughlinAllen Lynch
Dermot Broughton
Neil Doyle

Ground

Dalymount Park
Dalymount Park, Connaught Street, Phibsborough, Cabra East A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D07 XH2D, Ireland

Final year Journalism student in DCU. St. Pats reporter. Celtic supporter.